Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins
I just found this recipe in my journal from 2002. It was a party drink that everyone had to help make and made the party a little more interactive. You will need a large cotton towel and a gallon-size clean pickle jar. The kind of ice you use is up to you, but we got our bag from the Sonic fast food restaurant cause they have more of a crushed type ice and made the drink last longer. This takes some WORK--remember if they don't help shake they don't get any! Also the ice amount is guesstimated; it didn't use the whole bag.
- Roll your lemons on any hard surface to soften them. This helps loosen the juice; set aside.
- Pack the pickle jar 1/2 way with ice. Make sure its packed really hard.
- Add sugar and vodka.
- Cut lemons in half and squeeze the juice into the jar, putting the rind in the jar also after squeezing as much juice as possible from it.
- Pack the rest of the jar with ice. Make sure it is very tightly packed and screw on the lid.
- Now the fun part. Roll the jar into the bath towel tightly. Make it so it kinda looks like a tootsie roll.
- Shake shake shake for about 25 minutes or until the towel sticks to the jar--thats when you know it's done.
- Now remember, take turns or you arms may fall off. If there are not at least 4 people to shake this, you can also sit on a tile floor with one other person and roll this across the floor to one another, but shaking it is the best method.
- Unwrap jar and serve, storing what you don't serve right away in the fridge.
This is an amazing, incredibly good drink. It's even better if you use limes and oranges as well as lemons, and just slice them real thinly, and not squeeze them at all--the shaking breaks it up nicely. You will probably not have any left over. The vodka will be masked by the fresh citrus taste, and it can "sneak up on you" after a few, so beware!